AK55 Sealer Sprayer for Drums
- Everything you need to jumpstart your business
- Make your investment back in 1 job!
- 1-year warranty
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If you've ever wanted to start your own asphalt sealcoating business without a large investment, or you're a property owner looking to maintain your parking lot or driveway without breaking the bank, then look no further. The Drum Sprayer Kit is the most affordable way to get started sealing today. This machine allows you to circulate and apply sealer directly from any 205 litre (55 gallons) drum. It delivers professional results without a large footprint or price tag. The portability and lightweight allow you to transport it with a small trailer or pick-up truck. It takes less than 5 minutes for the built-in re-circulation system to mix the sealer and you're ready to start sealing.
- Mix and spray sealer from drums.
- With up to 6,500 square feet coverage.
- Compatible with water-based sealers.
Coverage: When sprayed efficiently, a 205 Litre (55 Gallon) drum should be able to cover approximately 6,500 square feet (that's 10 four-car driveways) of asphalt. That means if you're charging 21 cents per square foot, the Drum Spray System can pay for itself with less than 1 full drum of sealer.
Sealer Types: Please note, these systems are only designed to work with water-based or acrylic asphalt seal coat. They cannot spray petroleum or oil-based sealer.
Note: Do not use sand with this spray system.
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|Ready To Ship||Yes|
|Dimensions||30" x 25" x 30"|
|Engine Options||Launtop LT210 7.0HP Four-Stroke Engine with Low Oil Shutdown, Recoil Start|
Honda GX160 5.5HP Four-Stroke Engine with Low Oil Shutdown, Recoil Start
2” Aluminum Centrifugal Pump|
Standard Duty, EPDM Mechanical Seal
Cast Iron Impeller
Or optional upgrade 2" Cast Iron Centrifugal Pump Severe Duty, Viton/Tungsten Mechanical Seal Cast Iron Impeller Stainless Steel Wear Plate
Includes Quick Connect Sprayer Kit to spray sealer from 55 Gallon Drums
(Drums sold separately)
|Included Accessories||50’ x ¾” – 275psi Rated Sealcoating Hose|
6’ Ball Valve Gun w Hose Swivel
2GPM, 3GPM, 4GPM Quick-Connect Spray Tips (1/Each)
Quick-Connect 3-Way Valve
|Performance||Agitation through pump recirculation @ 165 GPM|
Sprayer Pressure: 45 psi at tip
|Sealer Compatibility||Refined coal tar emulsion without additives|
Asphalt emulsion without additives
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- Property management must haveThe ak55 is a great tool, affordable, easy to use, we saved thousands using our own maintenance team rather than contracting out with this machine. Outstanding service as well! Thank you
- Crackfilling and Sealcoating are really simpleEverything is fine. It took me a little bit of a learning curve. The videos on the website are really helpful for a starter like me. I realize that Crackfilling and Sealcoating are really simple. You just need to get the right equipment for you. I'm happy with my purchase looking forward to doing more business with you in the future
- Never had problems with my AK55The AK55 Sealer Sprayer For Drums works great as advertise. I never had problems with it.
300 gallon metal tanks with sweep agitation blades mostly move the product contents near the outside walls of the storage tank. The heavy paddles usually rotate very slowly and are driven by cumbersome gears, chains, and pulleys. The product near the center of the tank may never even get mixed at all!
To observe this, try this revealing experiment:
First take a can of paint, secondly take a paint stir stick. Now stir the contents using the stir stick only along the inside edge of the paint can slowly. Try to emulate the speed of a paddle moving around the inside of a storage tank. What happens to the contents in the center of the paint can? Hardly moves or mixes at all doesn't it?
The re-circulation system that comes with the AK Tote, Drum, Portable, 130 and 230 Sprayers is absolutely amazing. Your sealer mixes up in 3 to 4 minutes and ready to apply.
These systems can be used with specific brands of Asphalt Emulsion sealer. The systems cannot spray sealer with sand.
- Asphalt Emulsion (AE): GemSeal, Sealmaster and Neyra sealers only without the addition of any latex additives
We can't guarantee the performance of the systems with other people's sealer because they may add additives that we don't know about that could affect the performance of the pump, hoses, circulation, etc. We use the industry's best-quality sealer and we can assure you that you will not have any issues with it; if you wish to use another brand of sealer please contact the manufacturer to guarantee performance with your spray system.
If a chunk of sealer, a stone, or a rock is blocking the output of the tip, it would create a blockage in the tip that would create a trickle or a pressurized multi-stream spray. Sealer sitting in the tank for a long period of the tank can dry on the side walls and form flakes. These flakes can fall into the rest of the sealer and get suctioned through to your spray tip, causing a blockage.
We heavily advise investing in a filter kit, as it filters out unwanted chunks. See more troubleshooting tips for if you lose pressure at the spray tip.
This usually happens due to the tip clogging or if the tip is worn out past a usable point. Make sure to clean your spray tips after every sealcoat job. Buy new spray tips and invest in a filter kit to prevent clogged spray tips.
Any standard 4-stroke motor can be used. Like the ones used for lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.
For Launtop engines, 5W-40 is recommended and you can fill up to the level of oil gauge which is about 0.5 Liter. For Honda engines, you can use 10W-30 or the 5W-30 during the cold season - around 0.55-0.6 Liter depending on the model.
Please refer to the manual included with your purchase.
Pump priming is simple. As long as there is constant liquid reaching the pump, it will prime and pump. The less air in the suction hoses the better the pump will prime and work.
When transferring sealer from drums to the main spray system tank make sure the transfer kit hose is completely full of water. Connect the barrel pipe to the transfer kit and then the other end of the transfer kit to the suction port of the pump and make sure the transfer kit hose remains full of water. Put the barrel pipe into the sealer drum. Make sure the ball valve handles are in transfer mode. Start your motor and begin your transfer.
The pump only needs to be primed the first time you use it or if you haven't used your pump for longer than 24 hours. Use 1 gallon of water in the pump through the pump orifice allows the machine to immediately push that liquid through, creating enough force to start pulling sealer from the tank.
If air is hitting your pump at anytime it will lose prime and the chances of burning up your seals are high. Make sure water or sealer is always reaching your pump.
If the pump is leaking between the engine and the motor, it's usually caused when the pump overheats, due to running the pump dry. The main master seal heats up and shrivels up, creating small cracks. Always make sure you run some kind of liquid in your pump, whether it be sealer or water during priming.
You get this when the sealer is too thick and the pump cannot create a prime to circulate the sealer. Dilute it properly to achieve 20 to 30% water dilution.
Use a dipstick to check the level of your sealer at the end of the day and the next time you use your system, just in case of water evaporation (if the levels are different, add enough water to regain the previous sealer level).
Another possible reason could involve the system's ball valve. On the output part of the pump, there's a ball valve that allows you to redirect the sealer to the top of the tank or to the spray gun. If that ball valve is constantly or permanently broken to the spray gun, you wouldn't get recirculation.
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